I WONT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU BUT, I AM WONDERING THE SAME THING. I CRUISE 3-5-06 AND WONDER WHICH AIRPORT TO FLY INOT-NEWARK NJ I WAS TOLD IS CLOSEST TO THE PIER? MY FLIGHT DOESNT GET INTO NYC AREA TILL NOON, SO I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET TO PIER? IF ANYONE KNOWS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
Earle, I've made this trip numerous times and agree that a taxi is your best bet. The fare should be in the range of $40-$50 (per taxi, not per person) and can take anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour, dependent upon traffic. Usually, all the driver will need is the name of the ship, but have the pier number handy just in case. This will be included with your documents.
Stephanie, sorry -- I've never flown into Newark. I'll see what I can find out.
In any case, when returning to the airport by taxi after the cruise is over, the pier becomes a real nightmare due to the crowds, and the wait for a taxi can be an hour or more. I'd suggest walking across 12th Avenue heading in the direction of 11th Avenue, where you will very likely find a taxi quickly.
This is a great link for those cruising into/out of New York: http://www.nypst.com/ . It's the official Web site of the New York Passenger Ship Terminal and has a lot of useful information.
Thanks so much for the info, that really helps. I am going to check that website out. We are flying into Lagardia at noon, is this plenty of time to get to ship is it sails at 5:00?I am a novice at this, and just want to be prepared. Thanks do much
oh, ya our flight on way home doesnt leave till like 5 or 6, so we will just wait to get iff boat till crowd ceases a bit, otherwise thnaks for the idea of going to 12th to pick up taxi if busy.
We are flying into Newark, checked out limo hire for a standard car, this was the best quote:
November 20 2005
Cruise Port in Manhattan
500 East 62nd St
For the Airport Pickup, the driver will meet and greet
you at baggage claims (For Domestic Flights) or at
exit area (International Flights). The driver will
display a sign with your name.
The driver will meet you outside of the hotel for the
return. If you need to contact us, you can call us
(201)533-1133 or Toll Free from any payphone
Thank you, we are looking forward to provide you with
an outstanding service.